Rock-and-roller Arnie Haynes returns to his hometown as a hero to the teenagers. However, the mayor and other concerned adults have banned him from performing in his hometown because they consider him and his music a negative influence on the youth. But with the help of disc jockey/publicist Alan Freed and fellow artists (including Bill Haley and the Comets and Little Richard), they hope to convince everyone that rock and roll is not as dangerous as the adults think. Written by
The kings of rock are rollin' back to the screen... in their biggest!
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Did You Know?
The dialog indicates that Arnie Haines' home town is somewhere in New England when he discusses going home for vacation, but the train that he gets off has the logo of the Sunset Limited on three cars. The Sunset Limited was a luxury train of the Southern Pacific Railroad that ran along the California Coast. See more
[Bill Haley walks up to a table with Arnie Haines and Alan Freed
How we doin', Dad, the newspaper gal diggin' us?
Yeah, real deep. She sounds like she has us plowed way under already.
That's freedom of the press.
Yeah, and I always thought that freedom of the press was a tailor who irons your suits for nothing. It shows you.
[everyone laughs a forced and phony laugh, and then they all get up and leave; Bill Haley looks offended
Written by Dorothy La Bostrie
, Little Richard
(as Richard Penniman) and Joe Lubin
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